Sunday, May 28, 2017

You are AMAZING!

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If you haven't heard it today:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

homecoming.

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 I had SO much fun taking the pictures for this group of guys and their dates-I LOVED capturing the flowers that they wore with the paper I used for the background, I used the Take Note kit from Scrapbook Circle-LOVE this kit!!
A few of the closeups of this page:
 Thanks for the visit!


Friday, May 26, 2017

10 fun Facts-Friday Funny.

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Because life is to short not to have a GREAT laugh!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What we ate Wednesday-Beef Stew

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This recipe is such a crowd pleaser-my boys LOVE this and get really excited.  I usually buy my meat already cut up for stew at the grocery store, Sam's Club or Costco.  This makes it easier to trim off any fat.  And being the frugal person I am I will buy it when it's marked down and if I don't use it right away throw it in the freezer! ;)
  • BEEF STEW:
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound beef stew meat, visible fat removed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups homemade beef stock or canned unsalted chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 medium red potatoes (about 1 pound) cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 2 large carrots, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • For thickening:
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup stock
Instructions:
  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large sautΓ© pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown the meat on one side for 5 minutes without turning over. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  2. Turn meat, add 1 tsp. oil & brown another 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Do not crowd the meat. Brown in two batches if necessary.
  3. With all the meat browned and in the pan, reduce heat to medium. Add onion & garlic. Cook and stir 2-3 minutes until onion is browned.
  4. Add stock (enough to cover the meat), salt, thyme & bay leaf and bring to a boil. Cover & simmer for 2 hours, checking occasionally.
  5. After 2 hours, stir in potatoes, carrots & celery and bring to a boil. Cover & simmer 10-15 minutes until vegetables are done.
  6. Combine flour with 1/4 cup stock or water, whisking until there are no lumps. Stir into stew and cook 5 more minutes until thickened.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Take Note

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I wanted to share with you a closeup look at the AMAZING Take Note kit from Scrapbook Circle:
 This kit is PACKED full of scrappy goodness and I honestly have LOVED working with this awesome kit!
Wanting more goodness there is also an add on kit called This is Magic.



Monday, May 22, 2017

Makeup Monday!

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This is my EXCITED face!!  You know that when you shop at certain stores you get "cash" to use later?  I do that, too? πŸ™‹πŸ» From NOW until the end of May, you get DOUBLE Points to earn rewards!! πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸ» Last time we did this, I was able to give away over πŸ’― πŸ’΅ worth of free makeup and MANY half-off coupons. Let me πŸ™‹πŸ» help you spruce up your makeup bag!  If you have ANY questions post below!  You can find me at www.glosscolorsparkle.com 🌟 (REMEMBER all of makeup and skin care is covered by the LOVE it guarantee!)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mother's Day

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Yes, a week later and I'm still posting about Mother's Day, my day was wonderful last week being with my mom and my kids, very relaxed is exactly what I had on the menu which was perfect!
This was actually a fairly quick layout, I just kept layering up with the fun embellishments from the Take Note Scrapbook Circle kit:
Thanks SO much for the visit today-Happy Sunday!



Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Funny

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Welcome to Friday!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Things that make you go hmm...

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Have you been wondering what my business is all about or why I do what I do?! πŸ€”Check out my team's FaceBook "More Than Makeup" event where we share why we love Younique.πŸ’œ We are pretty entertaining πŸ˜‚ (yes, there are short little videos with interviews) It's a NO pressure 30 minutes all online. TONIGHT Thursday night May 18th at 8pm MST.  This is a public event so you can come and go as ya please-ALSO, if you can't make it at that time this event will stay open for viewing-please if you have any questions just ask! ;) . Click on the link here:
More Thank Makeup!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

State Fair.

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Time sure flies-I honestly can't believe that this happened in October last year-my boy and his friends went to the State Fair to be part of the day time entertainment.
 I was challenged to use the bits and pieces by Elle's Studio in the Take Note kit-I had SO much fun seeing where I could attach more embellishments-here are some closeups:
 Don't know how it is where you are at but this is my kiddos last FULL week of school-where has time gone?  Thanks for the visit!


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

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I hope that people are SUPER creative and have fun on this FANTASTICAL day! ;) Just wanted to let you know that Scrapbook Circle is doing a giveaway ON instagram!  Start with @scrapbook_circle.

You have until Sunday at 6 pm CST to leave a comment. We’ll announce the winners on Monday. Open worldwide. Good luck! Also use code “tellyourstory” for 25% off everything in the shop all weekend. (Coupon expires 5/8)

 little closeup:
I used the Take Note kit to finish this layout.  Thanks for the visit today!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mother's day-Mission Possible!

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So I actually made this to get the attention of men who would be shopping for their wives and moms but I thought I would share it here as well! ;)
🌸Adore Her Bundle~ 
Detoxifying Mask, Toning Rose Water Spray, Lip Exfoliator (🌹Until Sunday May 7th)

🌸Kudos~ Eyeshadow Palette, 3D Fiber Lashes, Eyeliner (May 1-31)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pinterest Food Find-Swedish Meatballs

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wow these were delish!  I subbed Ground Turkey meat and chicken broth, served over egg noodles.

photo and recipe credit: Damn Delicious


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup Panko*
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

FOR THE GRAVY

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, Panko, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg and cooked onion; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs.
  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Stir in meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Waite Clan

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We took these family pictures at Thanksgiving this past year using a remote-I always sign wedding registries and family letters-the Waite Clan, so I thought- "why not do a layout with that title?"
I loved using Our Story kit from Scrapbook Circle for this one-the background paper is ONE sheet-isn't it FANTASTIC?
Here are a few closeups:
 I just love the shine of the gold!  Thanks for the visit today!!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April Kudos-The Flawless Four!

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Okay the other day I talked a little about the April Kudos for Younique-I'm telling ya this is a WHOPPER of a deal, but I think what's more impressive is the coverage:

(Younique makeup contains high quality ingredients to enrich the skin. Never tested on animals, paraben free, soy/gluten free, PABA/BPA free. Younique's goal is to provide healthy, clean, and pure cosmetics.)

FYI-you get your choice of concealer AND foundation (13 shades available). This sale ends April 30!! Is available in 11 countries-click on the flag in the upper right hand corner! If you have ANY questions just let me know!

DIRECT link can be found HERE.

Thanks for the visit today!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tough.

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Do you EVER have those workouts that totally wipe you out?!  The day I took this picture was one of those days!  I tell ya, my girl was training for her College track team and I decided to do sprints with her-I hadn't really done sprints in like ummm...20 something years!  Honestly though I didn't do to bad for an OLD lady! ;)
 Up close and personal:
 For this layout I LOVED using the March Kit from Scrapbook Circle titled; Our Story.  Super fun embellishments and paper-the colors were seriously AMAZING to work with!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Flawless Four

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Have you heard about the Flawless Four?  This month's kudos, special for Younique is the Flawless Four:


-Foundation
-Concealer
-Primer
-Liquid Foundation brush



This combination has truly changed my foundation and finished look.
1. Fresh Face.
2. Flawless Four.
3. Full Face

On Thursday April 13, from 8-9pm MST my team is holding a Facebook Event with giveaways, tips, and information-if you would like to be part of the party please let me know and I can get you an invite!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Summer-yes please!

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I LOVE summer-a time with no schedule and play time-this past summer was special because we got to spend time with cousins-these two have been buddies since they were little.  The background and papers are from the Happy Place kit from Scrapbook Circle--SO fun!

Here are a few closeups:


 For the background cut I cut it in white and then use my water colors and painted the background--I used the colors that are in my son's shirt.  LOVE how it turned out!
Thanks SO much for the visit today!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Prom girls.

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I have to confess I LOVE flowers.  I love them on pattern paper, as embellishments, shapes–you name it, I gravitate toward it!  So when I saw the Doodle Daisy background I HAD to use it, and that was even before I knew what I would use it for! πŸ˜‰  I looked through my pictures and found some of my daughter and her friends at Prom-their dresses matched the paper in the kit and the cut was perfect!
I wanted to use something fun and whimsical for the title so I used the Simple Set Alpha.  I cut everything out in white card stock and sprayed it with Color Shine to match the colors in the picture and paper.  I love this combo!
Thanks SO much for the visit today!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

my boys.

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Have you ever loved a patterned paper and thought, “there’s pink on it–I can only use it for girls?”  Honestly, I used to think that to myself quite a bit!  I would fall in love with a paper and think that VERY same thing–I started quite a collection of my favorite “feminine” paper and then realized I was being ridiculous!  This same thought could definitely be used for more “masculine” papers….I started a new philosophy, if I like the paper I’m going to USE the paper!

I really LOVE the bright fun colors and prints in the Happy Place kit this month–SO much goodness!  I knew I wanted to use as much of it as I could!  I love that I could incorporate so many pattern papers on one page-a challenge?  Yep!  But I tried to stay true to my first two papers  that matte my pictures, the orange stripe and black and white squares.  I think it all came together to show the colorful personalities of my two handsome boys!

here is a closeup:

thanks for the visit today!!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Brow Palette!

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I have found a NEW favorites in the Moodstruck Brow Obsession Palette and Brow Artist Brush.

Don't get me wrong I still love my Brow liner for a quick touch up on my eyebrows but this Palette is AMAZING!  Let me explain why, this comes in three shades. Blonde, Brunette, and Dark Brunette/Black.  I love that this gives me a natural look without going overboard.  Also, this palette will last me FOREVER-that right there is a BONUS!  With this brow artist brush gives me control on both ends.  The flat end is used to apply the wax to the top of my eyebrows.

Here is a closeup look of the inside of the palette:

The pink and cream colors are highlighters to accentuate your eyebrows.  Here is how to apply:
  1. Apply the light powder using the angled end of the Brow Artist Brush to fill in brows, paying special attention to sparse areas.
  2. Apply the dark powder to outline, define and create your desired brow shape also with the angled end of the Brow Artist Brush. **Tip: When creating the outline of your chosen brow shape, apply the darker powder wet for a clean, defined, application.
  3. Apply the matte highlighter to brow bone and above the tail of your brow for ultimate definition and brightening. **Tip: Apply the highlighter with the angled end of your clean Brow Artist Brush and blend out with your finger if necessary. **Tip: The matte highlight worn alone creates a great, natural-looking daytime look for your brows.
  4. Apply the setting wax using the flat end of your Brow Artist Brush to groom brows and keep them in place all day. **Tip: In a hurry and don't have time to complete all steps? use the angled end of your Brow Artist Brush to mix the powders and wax together before applying for a quick look. **Tip: Grab your Lash/Comb Brow Brush and comb the wax through your brows for perfect placement of each hair!
Thanks for letting me share this today!  Any questions--post them below or email me! ;)

Monday, March 13, 2017

fruit pun cards!

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My challenge for these cards was a FRUIT focus--SO super fun, loved using the Happy Place by Scrapbook Circle.
 Individual card pics:
 thanks for the quick visit today!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Madness!

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If you love makeup or are CURIOUS about Younique--come join my VIP group on Facebook!!  Gloss, Color, and Sparkle, March is going to be FUN!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Remember this.

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I love that my kids still put up with my first day of school pics request.  I guess they know if they don't I will hunt them down... ;)

One of my favorite parts of the So This Happened kit from Scrapbook Circle were the little journaling phrases.  It was hard choosing my favorites-I narrowed it down to the words and phrases that reminded me of my son:


Monday, February 20, 2017

all good things.

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This picture not only makes me giggle but it reminds me how precious life and times with our loved ones are.  This weekend my daughter had flown into town to celebrate my Grandmother’s life.  My girl currently lives 14 hours from me, as you can see even in Walmart we can have fun!
My advice?  Embrace those moments you have with your loved ones–sometimes you are in the moment without a picture.  But then sometimes you can convince people to be just as crazy as you and take a picture and have a silly moment frozen in time. πŸ˜‰  
All products can be found in the So This Happened kit for February.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Dream.

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I'll be honest this is one of my favorite pictures and layouts right now.  I had a lot of fun just playing and creating.
here are some closeups: